Masanori Kitaichi

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BACKGROUND In 2002 the American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society (ATS/ERS) classification of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs) defined seven specific entities, and provided standardized terminology and diagnostic criteria. In addition, the historical "gold standard" of histologic diagnosis was replaced by a multidisciplinary approach.(More)
Lymphomatoid granulomatosis (LYG)/angiocentric immunoproliferative lesions (AIL) consist of angiocentric and angiodestructive lymphoreticular proliferation predominantly involving the lungs and other extranodal sites, such as the central nervous system (CNS). This clinical entity is considered as a B cell process related to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)(More)
The parenchymal lung diseases caused by metal inhalation include interstitial fibrosis, giant cell interstitial pneumonitis, chemical pneumonitis, and granulomatous disease, among others. We reported two cases of granulomatous lung disease with occupational exposure to metal dusts other than beryllium. They had worked in the battery manufacturing industry(More)
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